Mineral County Jail – Hawthorne, NV

Mineral County Jail is in Mineral County and is the main jail for this county. Know someone locked up in Mineral County Jail? This site gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Mineral County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Mineral County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Mineral County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mineral County Jail
105 South A Street, Suite 4
Hawthorne, NV 89415

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (775)945-2434
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Mineral County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Mineral County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our Nevada county jail guide: Other Jails in Nevada


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Mineral County Jail website, or you can see them at the Mineral County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Mineral County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Mineral County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Mineral County Jail are always changing, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (775)945-2434

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Mineral County Jail:

Mineral County Jail
105 South A Street, Suite 4
Hawthorne, NV 89415

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mineral County Jail
105 South A Street, Suite 4
Hawthorne, NV 89415


The inmate mail policy at Mineral County Jail changes often, so visit the the Mineral County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Mineral County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Mineral County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Mineral County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Mineral County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Mineral County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mineral County,the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Mineral County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Mineral County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Mineral County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail at Mineral County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the official Mineral County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mineral County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mineral County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Mineral County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Mineral County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions in Mineral County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Mineral County Jail


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